Education & Training

Medical School

Gandhi Medical College



  • Rajiu Gandhi Medical College


Pediatric Rheumatology

  • Nationwide Children's Hospital-GME


Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada
Royal College of Physicians


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Academic Information

Associate Professor of Pediatric Rheumatology, Child Health
Division Director


400 N. Keene Street
Columbia, MO 65201
United States

P. 573-882-6161

Research Interests

  • Pediatric rheumatology
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis

  • Significance of copy number variation in complement components in autoimmune diseases

  • Target driven/specific treatments in autoimmune myositis and arthritis

  • Quality-driven performance improvement

  • Voice of customer in healthcare


Selected Works:

  • Katherine E Lintner, Anjali Patwardhan, Lisa G Rider, Rabheh Abdul- Aziz,Yee Ling Wu, Emeli Lundström, Leonid Padyukov, Bi Zhou, Alaaedin Alhomosh, Frederick W Miller, Charles H Spencer, Chack Yung Yu. (2015). Gene copy-number variations (CNVs) of complement C4 and C4A deficiency in genetic risk and pathogenesis of juvenile dermatomyositis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Sep; 75(9):1599-606. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-207762. Epub 2015 Oct 22. PMID: 26493816 DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015- 207762.
  • Spencer CH, Rouster-Stevens K, Gewanter H, Syverson G, Modica R, Schmidt K, Emery H, Wallace C, Grevich S, Nanda K, Zhao YD, Shenoi S, Tarvin S, Hong S, Lindsley C, Weiss JE, Passo M, Ede K, Brown A, Ardalan K, Bernal W, Stoll ML, Lang B, Carrasco R, Agaiar C, Feller L, Bukulmez H, Vehe R, Kim H, Schmeling H, Gerstbacher D, Hoeltzel M, Eberhard B, Sundel R, Kim S, Huber AM, Patwardhan A; Pediatric Rheumatologist Collaborators. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2017 Jun 13;15(1):50. doi: 10.1186/s12969-017-0174-0. PMID:28610606.
  • Spencer CH, Patwardhan A. (2015). Pediatric Rheumatology for the Primary Care Clinicians-Recognizing Patterns of Disease. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2015 Jul; 45(7):185-206. PMID: 26205101 DOI:10.1016/j.cppeds.2015.04.002.
  • Patwardhan A, Henrickson M, Laskosz L, Duyenhong S, Spencer CH. Current pediatric rheumatology fellowship training in the United States: what fellows actually do. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2014 Feb 10; 12(1):8 PMID: 24507769 PMCID: PMC3922187 DOI: 10.1186/1546-0096-12-8.
  • Patwardhan A (2019) An unprecedented COPA gene mutation and its comparative clinical analysis with other known COPA gene mutations. Rheumatol Orthop Med 4: DOI: 10.15761/ROM.1000164.

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